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Tax Havens [electronic resource]: Where Money Hides in Style

Java (Firm)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Investigating the strange world of tax havens, this film shows how some companies, including hugely profitable ones, use a particular European nation as a shelter to avoid paying millions in taxes. Viewers learn about recently discovered documents that have helped expose the tax practices of companies like GlaxoSmithKline. Such corporations have been getting big tax breaks on billion-pound transactions in the tiny country of Luxembourg. By opening offices there, diverting profits overseas, and having the Luxembourg office lend to offices in other parts of the world, a company can avoid multimillion euro tax bills in their country of origin. Viewers are left with an inevitable question: in times of economic hardship and austerity, when reducing government debt looms as an ever-greater challenge, does big business carry its weight or get a free ride?
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Run Time
56 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 17, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Where Money Hides in Style
Underhand Tactics: Investigating Corporate Culture
Underhand Tactics
  • Desire for Tax Haven (1:27)
  • Proclaiming Crackdown on Tax Havens (2:43)
  • Secret Corporate Tax Documents (1:36)
  • Negotiating with Tax Havens (1:58)
  • Process of Tax Sheltering (1:55)
  • Tax Negotiations in Luxemburg (2:38)
  • Luxemburg Tax Officials (2:52)
  • Denying Tax Bargaining (2:25)
  • Tax Havens and Legality (1:15)
  • Ernest-Antoine Seillière (1:35)
  • Subsidiary as Front (2:52)
  • Manager Refuses to Talk (1:30)
  • Lack of Activity at Subsidiary (1:46)
  • Workings of Subsidiary Fronts (2:24)
  • Interview Attempt (2:23)
  • Luxemburg Advertises to Businesses (1:05)
  • Luxemburg Defends Practices (3:48)
  • Luxemburg EU Membership (0:55)
  • Pearson Publishing Luxemburg Subsidiary (2:17)
  • Investigating Subsidiary (3:01)
  • GlaxoSmithKline (1:57)
  • GlaxoSmithKline Tax Investigations (2:49)
  • Luxemburg Government on Subsidiaries (1:30)
  • PriceWaterhouseCooper (3:04)
  • Tax Advisor Refuses Question (1:56)
  • Summary: Tax Havens: Where Money Hides in Style (1:00)
  • Credits: Tax Havens: Where Money Hides in Style (0:25)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012.
Publisher no.
  • 52418s Films Media Group
  • 52423 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (56 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic
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